Snap judgments on Saturday's best.
ROBOTICS • Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech.
Thomas' first ACC start was a colossal misfire, resulting in zero Hokie touchdowns in a 23-3 home loss at the hands of Clemson. With a few minor tweaks, though, he achieved a kind of quarterbacking singularity against Miami, connecting on 23 of 25 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns — two of them coming from 40 yards and 60 yards out, respectively — en route to a come-from-behind, 38-35 win. Thomas took in the game-winning touchdown himself on a 19-yard, fourth down scramble with a little over a minute to play, capping a 77-yard drive with his second rushing touchdown of the day.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP • Denard Robinson, Michigan.
Literally taking matters into his own hands in an emerging shootout, "Shoelace" personally accounted for 454 of Michigan's 541 total yards — 84 percent — and four touchdowns in a 42-24 win at Northwestern. Of the Wolverines' 14 third down conversions for the game, Robinson had a hand